Youth Representative on Town Committees
The Town of Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen recognize the vital role that our young citizens play in the Town and resolved to develop an initiative to engage students in local government.
The Board approached the Farragut / Knox County Schools Education Relations Committee to help develop a youth engagement initiative. Recognizing youth opinions can help to shape the Town, the committee developed an initiative to have a youth member serve on various Town Committees.
The selected candidate will be expected to take part in all discussions and interact with the fellow committee members; however, due to legal constraints the youth member will not have a formal vote. The selected candidates will serve a term of one year.
Review the following list of committees to get a feel of what they do and the times/dates they meet:
Arts and Beautification Committee
Economic Development Advisory Committee
Farragut / Knox County Schools Education Relations Committee
Parks and Athletics Council
Stormwater Advisory Committee
Visual Resources Review Board
All youth representative positions have been filled for fiscal year 2018-2019. The new application process for next fiscal year will begin around March/April 2019. Please check back periodically for updates.
The application process is simple. Once you determine which committees align best with your interests and schedule, discuss with your parents, teacher/guidance counselor, and/or principal. When the application period opens, fill out the online application and select the three committees that interest you the most. A letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor/teacher/principal must be submitted with the online application. After the application deadline, a Town staff member will contact you with additional details or instructions.
- Must be a Junior or Senior student (this includes private and home schooled students). Applicant must live in the Town of Farragut or must be a student of one of the Farragut Schools.
- Candidates must have reliable transportation to and from the meetings and are expected to attend all scheduled meetings
- If a committee meets during school hours the student must receive permission from his/her school to attend the scheduled meetings
- A letter of recommendation from your school's principal, teacher, or guidance counselor (must upload with online application)
- Interview: The Town or certain committees may desire to conduct an informal interview to get to know each candidate before appointment